T. MONK’S MAMA’S PHOTO I.D.
by Mark Jackley
Monk, Barbara, cleaner, stares, framed by creases, stains, the semi- accusing ink of fingerprint— no angularity to her gaze, nineteen- forty, smart blouse, eyes open wide.
Mark Jackley is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Every Green Word (Finishing Line Press), and a full-length collection, There Will Be Silence While You Wait (Plain View Press). His work has appeared in Evergreen Review, Sugar House Review, Body, Crate, Rougaroo, and other journals. He lives in Sterling, VA.